The Star*s Family of Astronomy Resources on the Web
Observatoire Astronomique, 11 rue de l'Université, F-67000
Centre de Données astronomiques de Strasbourg, Observatoire
Astronomique, 11 rue de l'Université, F-67000 Strasbourg, France
The Star*s Family is a line of products offering detailed information on
astronomical organizations as well as services of general and practical utility
for astronomers and related space scientists.
Several resources are fully operational on the WWW:
a database of organisations, institutions, associations,
companies, and so on, currently gathering together more than 5,000 entries
from about 100 countries with all practical details available and *active*
URLs; it is reachable via the URL http://cdsweb.u-strasbg.fr/starworlds.html;
a database of personal WWW pages of individual currently
gathering together more than 1,000 entries and reachable via the URL
a dictionary of abbreviations, acronyms, contractions,
symbols, and so on, currently gathering together about 85,000 entries; it is
reachable via the URL http://cdsweb.u-strasbg.fr/starbits.html.
The Star*s Family resources offer outstanding advantages such as a twenty-year
tradition/experience in compilations, a resulting good exhaustivity of entries
(including thousands of entries still without WWW link), an homegeneous coverage
of all practical data, a permanent updating and quality checking scheme
(including authentication of data originators), the largest amount of URLs
available in a set of astronomy resources, a unique astronomy-oriented
dictionary of acronyms and abbreviations, and so on.